Chai Coffee

Highlighting our Keurig Brewing Systems

It's true: We have something for everyone. Whether or not you are a cappuccino fanatic, or savor your cup of coffee or even like to indulge in a creamy chai latte we have a beverage for every taste and occasion. To match that we offer a killer line-up of brewing systems that will delight and inspire you to brew what you love to drink.  For me, I have recently become a huge fan of the Keurig® Rivo® Cappuccino & Latte system, and I have also fallen in love with the Keurig® Mini Plus brewers that come in almost every color you could hope for. 

 

 

The Keurig® Rivo® brewer is a sleek, compact and stylish machine that can create cappuccinos, lattes and iced lattes with ease. The first time I used it I was amazed at how easily I could create a cappuccino that for so long had only be available to me outside of my home. It brought to life the reality that, yes, I can have specialty coffee beverages at home nearly in an instant. To add to that, I had fun experimenting with the flavored syrups and dreaming up combinations of vanilla, caramel and chocolate all in one.

 

 

I recently moved in with my fiancé, and combining all our “stuff” was a challenge – why in the world did we need 2 sets of white dinner plates, bowls and salad plates? Clearing out and making space was a challenge, except when I came time to finding a space for my Keurig® Mini Plus brewer.  This little guy not only is adorable and comes in super fashionable colors (Hello, Radiant Orchid, Fashion color of the year?!), but is a welcome appliance on our counter that doesn’t take up too much space, all while being a workhorse when it comes to brewing my daily morning coffee.  

 

Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System

 

Last but not least there is the Keurig® Vue® V700 Brewing System for all of you in between folks who love their coffee, but also want the option to brew delicious café beverages and specialty drinks with ease.  This machine packs it all into one, while also giving you the option to brew hotter, brew bigger, and brew stronger

Don’t forget that almost all (minus Rivo) of our brewing systems also come models that are perfect for the work place.

No matter what your taste, both in style and beverage we have something to help delight and inspire you to brew!

 

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Happy National Hot Tea Month!

 

 

As we’re well into the winter months, it is reassuring to know we have a little something called tea to keep us cozy throughout those icy days and blizzard-like nights. Tea is the sister to coffee and I’m sure there have been many fights over what brings the heat as far as the hot drink of choice.

Personally, there is something to be said about tea. Lighter on the palate and, although it doesn't have that caffeinated one-two punch, it certainly soothes the soul.

So, when you finally do find yourself craving that perfect balance of warmth and flavor, the next journey would be to drink your way through those different types of teas to decipher your favorite.

If you're looking to unwind for the day and get to bed at a decent hour, you may be quick to grab a cup of Celestial Seasonings® Sleepytime® K-Cup® Herbal Tea or  Celestial Seasonings® Decaf Green Tea K-Cup® Tea , infused with white tea.

If you want that exotic feeling and are trying to escape to an international getaway, Celestial Seasonings® Mandarin Orange Spice® K-Cup® Tea or Celestial Seasonings® India Spice Chai K-Cup® Tea  may be your one-way ticket to another time and place.

If you’re looking to visit your friends across the pond, Tetley® Tea British Blend Decaf Tea or Bigelow® English Breakfast Tea K-Cup® Pack could be what you really fancy, my darling!

So, let’s have a toast to all our tea drinkers and our favorite tea K-Cup packs! Here’s to National Hot Tea Month! Pinky up! (Too much?) 

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A Sweet Way to Bring Friends Together

A holiday cookie swap is a sweet way to bring friends together, not to mention a helpful way to test different cookie recipes before family gatherings—because we all know cookies only burn on the bottom when you make them the day of the holiday party. 

It may sound stressful to host a cookie swap during the busiest time of the year, but it can actually make entertaining easier by simplifying your holiday baking.  If everyone brings cookies that refrigerate or freeze well, you can save your collection of cookies for holiday parties later on.  Plus it is much more manageable to whip up five dozen of the same cookie than it is to gather the supplies for and bake five different types.

Of course, the best part about hosting a cookie swap is tasting all the delicious cookies and, naturally you need something indulgent to dip all that crumbly goodness in.  Spice up your classic sugar cookies  by serving them with a decadent cup of Cinnabon® Classic Cinnamon Roll coffee.  Heighten the always harmonious pairing of mint and chocolate by sampling peppermint bark with Swiss Miss® Hot Cocoa or accent the sweet and tart notes of your dried fruit bark with Green Mountain Coffee® Wild Mountain Blueberry® coffee—after eating so many cookies you’ll need a little coffee to wake yourself up anyways. 

Café Escapes® Chai Latte or India Spice Chai Tea both make perfect complements to my personal favorite treat, molasses ginger cookies.  What is your favorite cookie and what would you pair it with?

Gathering around good food with great friends is my favorite way to rejoice in the season.  Create new memories with friends by sharing your family’s favorite cookie traditions and reminiscing about your past joyful holiday celebrations.

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Single Awareness Day The Single Serve Way

Today marks Single Awareness Day. While couples take time to show they care for their other half on Valentine’s Day, singles everywhere should take today to show some love to themselves. And what better way than to brew something just for yourself, one cup at a time?  Here is a list of our teams’ favorite K-Cup® packs that will make your Single Awareness Day the best it can be.

  1. 1.  Café Escapes® Chai Latte is a black tea blended with spices and sweet and creamy milk. It’s okay to take a little "me-time" for once and fully enjoy a delicious beverage, just for you.

  2. 2.  It’s all about you and your wellness when you brew a cup of Green Mountain Coffee® Focus Blend™. Part of our Wellness Collection, this coffee helps make sure you are primed to get the most out of your day.

  3. 3.   Take a sip of Barista Prima® Italian Roast  and close your eyes. Instantly, you will be transported to one of Europe’s finest coffee houses. Who doesn’t love a mini vacation?

  4. 4.   Green Mountain Coffee® Special Reserve Colombia Geisha  is the rarest coffee that we offer. Try a cup of this limited edition brew and treat yourself to the finer things in life.  

  5. 5.   Celestial Seasonings® Sleepytime® K-Cup® Herbal Tea is the perfect way to help you unwind and get a good night's sleep. Nothing is more important than getting that full seven hours a night, so you can be the best you can be!

 

Which will you treat yourself to today?

 

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Simple Tips for a Happy and Healthy Summer

As a competitive runner, people usually assume that I'm some sort of superhuman fitness and nutrition guru who dedicates her entire day to becoming a healthier person. While eating like an athlete certainly takes work (I regularly fight urges to binge on some very sugary snacks, in case you're wondering), I'd be lying if I said that intense workouts and a rigid diet are my entire life. I think I've managed to find a relatively simple path toward a healthier lifestyle - one that doesn't require sweating profusely in the gym five times per day or eating chalky nutritional supplements on a daily basis.

With summer quickly approaching, several of my friends have asked me for some guidance about slimming down (swimsuit weather is almost here!) and incorporating more nutritious foods into their diets. And let me tell you - they were all stunned at the incredibly easy and straightforward advice I gave them about how I maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle every day. Here are some of my not-so-secret tips for success.

While many people feel like they need to run or jog several miles a day for an effective cardio workout, I've found that hiking and mountain biking are also enjoyable alternatives that fit nicely into my daily routine. On beautiful sunny days, it’s hard to make myself return indoors even after finishing a workout, so I’ll hike some local trails if I feel that more vitamin D and exercise are necessary. Similarly, I love exploring the beautiful back roads of Vermont on the weekends by bike. As long as you get outside and start moving, there's no reason you need to make a cardio workout feel like torture.

To be honest, I've tried cutting snacks and desserts out of my life and it just hasn't worked. Even if I manage to go a day or two without indulging, I typically find myself gravitating towards the junk food isle looking for sugary sweets. Once I came to terms with this inevitable reality, I learned to adjust my eating habits so that my snacks benefit my diet. I try to keep low-fat cheeses in the fridge along with an assortment of fruits.

However, my secret weapon to nutritional success is my Keurig® brewer. While it's great for brewing a hot cup of coffee in the morning, I primarily use it to enjoy a variety of my favorite hot tea flavors, such as Mandarin Orange Spice, India Spice Chai, Green Tea, Mint Medley and English Breakfast. Not only are these flavors rich in antioxidants, but they're also incredibly convenient to make and taste great - all it takes is the push of a button. 

I will admit – when I cross the finish line after a hard race, I often opt for a thick vanilla milkshake rather than tea.  Reward yourself!  A healthy lifestyle change doesn’t have to mean “die” with a t.  So, there you have it. It doesn't take much to lead a healthier lifestyle - all you need to do is make time to get outside and incorporate nutritional snacks into your everyday life in order to get off on the right foot.

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Two New Ways to Enjoy Cafe Escapes

Let’s face it -- we’re all busy people. With a list of deadlines and expectations, finding “me time” during our busy days has proved to be nearly impossible. That’s why I was so ecstatic when Café Escapes first introduced their line of café blends. Nothing was more calming than knowing that I could pamper myself with rich, smooth beverage treats at the touch of a button. 

Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa comforted me with memories of a simpler time and the Dark Chocolate option gave me an air of European sophistication. I found peace in the perfect harmony of cocoa and coffee in Café Mocha and I felt tension slip away while sipping on exotic Chai Tea.

Just when I thought these moments couldn’t get any more delicious, Café Escapes most recently released two more ways for us to take a moment and treat ourselves. 

Cafe Escapes Cafe Caramel and Cafe Vanilla

The first is captivatingly with caramel! Café Caramel is sure to make those special "me" moments even more delectable as each blissfully buttery sip is a reminder-life really does taste better with caramel on top.

Similarly decadent, Café Vanilla proves there is no such thing as plain vanilla when it comes to this inviting treat. Delicately sweet, yet surprisingly light – it's a delicious break from the common coffee humdrum that you'll want to enjoy every day.

Sadly our days may never be completely stress-free, but luckily Café Escapes is here to take us away from chaos -- if only for a moment. Which variety helps to take you away from it all and into a moment of uplifting downtime?

 

-Hannah P., PR intern

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Chai Latte added to the Cafe Escapes line.

UPDATE 3/23/11: The wait is over: Cafe Escapes Chai Latte is back and ready to be enjoyed!



Café Escapes® has added yet another addition to the product line:Chai K-Cups Chai Latte K-Cups.  Chai is a traditional drink of Southern Asia with an exotic blend of cinnamon, cardamom, clove and black pepper. Latte is any hot beverage served with milk. Together, Café Escapes Chai Latte creates a balanced taste of sweet, spicy and smooth. With its rich and creamy body, this cup of luxury is a welcoming respite from the demands of your everyday lifestyle.


Café Escapes was created to bring coffee house drinks into the comforts of your home. With your Keurig brewer and Café Escapes, you can have an anytime indulgence®.  Shop the entire Café Escapes K-Cup line or make  your own escape today.  Let us know what you think by replying to this blog or posting your Cafe Escapes K-Cup review. Thanks and enjoy!

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Keurig Milk Frother!

Don’t you just love how a coffee drink made at your favorite café can be topped off with delicious frothed milk? Well now it is really easy to get the same results from the comfort of you own home! Green Mountain Coffee now offers a Keurig Cafe One-Touch Milk Frother, which heats and froths in less then 90 seconds. The pitcher is conveniently cordless and features an ergonomic handle. Great for adding the final touch to that perfect cup!frother

Use the frother to make these recipes, which are included in the directions:


  • Cafe au Lait

  • Layered Cafe Mocha

  • Chai Latte

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Not Everyone in your Office Loves Coffee!

Here's the scenario; you've got this great new OfficePRO™ Brewing System that appears to be a complete hit.  You've noticed more smiles in the office, a more vibrant workplace, and you've even been nominated to receive "Boss of the Year" award!  However; deeper exploration turns up a dark secret - not everyone in your office enjoys coffee!  What to do?

Assuming there must be a solution for this K-Cup conundrum, you run to your terminal, type www.BusinessCoffeeExpress into your browser (why don't you have this bookmarked yet?) and click on your Office EXPRESS account.  After a quick scan of K-Cup flavors, you exclaim, "YES! There is a solution: their new Cafe Escapes!"

Adding one box each of Cafe Escapes Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa and Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa to your next order, your grin widens - you are a shoo-in for the Boss of the Year award.  And, you just saved $2.50 per box and received free shipping.


cafe-escapes-headerBe sure to try out our new Cafe Escapes on your next Cafe EXPRESS order and let me know what your office thinks.  We are also going to be launching three new Escape flavors soon;  Cafe Mocha, Chai Latte and French Vanilla Cafe-au-Lait.


From small offices to large corporations we have an office coffee brewer to meet your needs.  Be sure to sign up today!

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Introducing Café Escapes K-Cups!

UPDATE: We've receive a few questions about what exactly are the Tree Nuts called out on Cafe Escapes K-Cups label.   The tree nut referred to in the ingredient listing is highly refined Coconut Oil. It is so refined that the FDA does not require that it be listed in the nutritional information, but we do, as a precaution.  All of our Café Escapes and Hot Cocoa contain tree nuts in the form of Coconut Oil.  Each of the Hot Cocoa and Café Escapes items we offer have specific nutritional information on our website under “Tasting Notes” on their product page.  The Nutritional label can also be viewed in the product images (under "More Photos"), as well as on the actual box.

UPDATE 3/23/11: The wait is over: Cafe Escapes Chai Latte is back!

We are very proud to announce a new brand to our K-Cup line-up:  Café Escapes.  Café Escapes are an anytime indulgence.  Launching today are Cafe Escapes Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa and Cafe Escapes Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa.  Coming soon will be Café Mocha, Chai Latte.

The new hot cocoa k-cups will be available for a limited time only at GreenMountainCoffee.com and Keurig.com.  Also, for now through April 16th, we're offering them at a special low introductory price.

Please give them a try and let us know how you like them, by either replying to this blog post or "write a review" on our site.  Thanks!


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